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Not tracing things back to their origins, Beggars,
causes the appearance of doubt
if not present in the here and now,
or, if present in the here and now,
it's growth and increase.

— AN I:15

Vicikicchā

A pot of water stirred up, turbid, made muddy, set in a darkened room.

Doubt, Wavering, Uncertainty, Hesitance

References:

Sangiti Suttanta in Pali[DN 33]
Sangiti Suttanta in Pali
PTS: Dialogs of the Buddha III, #33: The Recital, T.W. and C.A.F. Rhys Davids, trans., pp201
WP: The Long Discourses of the Buddha, #33: The Chanting Together, M. Walshe, trans., pp479
PTS: The Middle Length Sayings, I: 33: Applications of Mindfulness, horner, trans., pp77
[AN 10.99]
PTS: Woodward, The Book of the Gradual Sayings, V: The Book of the Tens, VII, pp144
The Pali Line: High Getting High
and The Great Master's Satisfaction Pastures
ATI: The Five Mental Hindrances and their Conquest
ATI: Frames of Reference
Bhante Punnaji, Awakening Meditation, Puremind Press, pp 7-9
Glossology: Nivarana, The Hindrances


Pali MO Hare Horner Punnaji Bodhi Nanamoli Rhys Davids (Mrs)Rhys Davids Thanissaro Walshe Woodward Nyanaponika Thera
vicikicchā second-thoughts; doubt, vacillation doubt, uncertainty doubt Vacillation doubt doubt doubt doubt Uncertainty sceptical doubt doubt and wavering Doubt

 

Pali Text Society
Pali English Dictionary
Edited by T. W. Rhys Davids and William Stede
[EDITED ENTRY]

Vicikicchati: [vi+cikicchati] lit. "dis-reflect," to be distracted in thought, i. e. to doubt, hesitate D I.106; S II.17, 50, 54; III.122, 135; J IV.272...; -- pp. vicikicchita.
Vicikicchā...doubt, perplexity, uncertainty (one of the nīvaraṇas) D I.246; III.49, 216, 234, 269; S I.99; III.106 sq. (dhammesu v. doubt about the precepts); IV.350; A III.292, 438; IV.68, 144 sq.; V.144. -- As adj. vicikiccha, e. g. tiṇṇa- one who has overcome all doubt D I.71, 110; M I.18; A II.211; III.92; 297 sq.; IV.186; 210.


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